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    Freehand Swordplay?

    Has FreehandSwordplay been confirmed?
    It means an awful lot to me that the game has freehand swordplay.

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    no, sorry, they wanted it to be a true japanes fighting style, it still looks amazing swordfights though

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    Why didn't they do it? It would need some extra programming and not everyone is a highly skilled samuri warrior. Some people might have a hard time with it and they will have to polish it really really well to make it work nicely, which takes lots of time. But i wish they did, maybe as an expert mode with basic mode as default

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    I will reply to this in the same vein I've replied to similar topics, the average gamer, if this 1:1 control methor were involved, would either a)suck total donkey nuts at the game or b)the AI would be terrible...let me explain.

    Simply because the majority of gamers have never picked up a sword in their life or further have had any formal training. I'm a fencer, sabre mainly though epee to, so I can say with some authority that if you give me a sabre and your everyday person a sabre I will be able to kill them, simple as that.

    Transfer this to the game, I then am the AI opponent, I've had training I know how to fight and I have no qualms about doing it, you are the player...you've never held a weapon and suddenly you're expected to defend yourself against me? Good god it'd be almost beneath me...

    Add to this by the way that katana training is more specialised, I've never tried it but i've talked to a few people who have and on the whole I prefer the idea of fencing

    The other direction would be to make the sword fighting pitifully easy, the sword attacks obvious with no skill required and this would be terrible, so what if I can move the sword as I want if the battles are so easy/slow so as to allow everyone to move the sword in the right way the battles wouldn't be worth it.

    What people forget when they ask for true freehand swordfighting is that the majority don't know dick. This is also why I doubt a true freehand swordfighting game will see the light of day unless the opponents are very slow.
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    isnt dragonquest going to have some sort of freehand swordplay to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocdan
    isnt dragonquest going to have some sort of freehand swordplay to it?
    I thought it was gesture based so I went and looked at a few vids for it e.g. Clicky for Video footage

    and I see where you're coming from but I don't class this as freehand swordplay, you dont see the sword rather if you slash left it draws a line across the screen and any enemies on that line get damaged. tbh I dont even class this as swordplay...quite dissapointed with this game...it's linear on the rails, you push and hold A to move forward and slash like hell at random slimes. Obv more will be in the final build but I'll give it a miss.
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    yeah, well maybe they probly just want us to warm up to the wiis set up first then maybe publish some freehand game... or you can mod it yourself, get one of those tight body suits with the ping pong balls and have you whole body motion sensored into the games....

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    Well, here's something:

    If we don't see it in Red Steel, we'll see it in Red Steel II.
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    I saw a red steel trailer and the Wiimote can do the following things in the video:

    -Turn gun sidewards (so cool!)
    -Use the Wiimote to point the gun
    -Control Sword Actions combined with the Wiimote.

    I believe you have to hold the attack button then swing the Wiimote to swing the sword. YouTube - red steel trailer
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    I want: Red Steel, Metroid 3 Corruption, Smash Bros.
    and Call of duty III.

    I plan to get more controllers and lots of vitual points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taero
    I will reply to this in the same vein I've replied to similar topics, the average gamer, if this 1:1 control methor were involved, would either a)suck total donkey nuts at the game or b)the AI would be terrible...let me explain.

    Simply because the majority of gamers have never picked up a sword in their life or further have had any formal training. I'm a fencer, sabre mainly though epee to, so I can say with some authority that if you give me a sabre and your everyday person a sabre I will be able to kill them, simple as that.

    Transfer this to the game, I then am the AI opponent, I've had training I know how to fight and I have no qualms about doing it, you are the player...you've never held a weapon and suddenly you're expected to defend yourself against me? Good god it'd be almost beneath me...

    Add to this by the way that katana training is more specialised, I've never tried it but i've talked to a few people who have and on the whole I prefer the idea of fencing

    The other direction would be to make the sword fighting pitifully easy, the sword attacks obvious with no skill required and this would be terrible, so what if I can move the sword as I want if the battles are so easy/slow so as to allow everyone to move the sword in the right way the battles wouldn't be worth it.

    What people forget when they ask for true freehand swordfighting is that the majority don't know dick. This is also why I doubt a true freehand swordfighting game will see the light of day unless the opponents are very slow.
    No offence, but I think that is a load of crap. The AI can be tweaked anyway the developer wants. It can adapt to experienced or less experienced players. I don't see any reason why a freehand sword game couldn't work on the Wii, as a matter of fact, you would think it to be logical to release a game of that nature on a console as the Wii.

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